Dragon young gunman Cody Ramsay pays tribute to inspirational captain Ben Hunt, saying he will “follow him from a bridge” after his return against the Warriors.
Despite a half-time deficit, Ramsey and the Dragons came alive in the second half, making two attempts to run out 24-18 winners at Kogarah.
The 22-year-old scored in his first attempt of the season and set a great performance in the No. 1 jersey in one of Jack Lomax’s two trials.
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While his field play was outstanding, his post-match interview could have been better, as evidenced by his respect for Hunt.
“If he told me I’d follow him from a bridge. He’s the best captain,” Ramsey told Fox League after the match.
“He does a lot for this club and he’s a bloody legend. He’s played great.”
Ramsey’s captain praised his young teammate’s kind words.
“He’s a good boy, Cody. I think he’s crazy enough for anyone to jump off a bridge,” Hunt told Fox League.
“He’s a great guy by your side, he’s like a little whip out there, he covers everything flat stick, so we enjoy playing with him.
“He played a few games in reserve grade … but he brought strength and trained flat sticks all week today.
“He’s got some presence at fullback there. You never doubt he’s going to clear the kick up and stay there when you need to.”
Dragons coach Anthony Griffin was also impressed with Ramsey’s performance, suggesting he could be the long-term answer for the No. 1 jumper.
“He’s still very raw, but he had that strength today to pick us up and attack, especially in the second half,” Griffin said.
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“I thought he did a great job under the high ball and our other two wingers did a really good job all day.”
The win took the Dragons to 10th place on the NRL ladder with a 5-6 record through 11 rounds.
St. George Elwara will aim to back it up in Round 12 when it faces the Canterbury Bulldogs in Belmore.
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